1 July 2013

Product Review: Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

Years ago, my skincare routine was simple. The same cream day and night. Then as age crept in came the need for a thicker night cream. And suddenly more targeted serums popped up, and well more recently facial oils! While I quickly added the night cream and serums to my routine, the skincare oils was a different matter, as I was simply worried that they would make my combination skin feel even greasier and more congested than it already was. But when I was asked to trial the *Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil by the lovely and talented makeup artist, Tammerly from Spoilt by Pink Diva, I naturally happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:
"Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil is a 100 percent natural oil that contains vital nutrients to promote healthy skin, assist skin renewal and repair skin conditions. It contains 80 percent essential fatty acids to protect cell membranes, vitamin E to protect the skin, beta carotene and the powerful anti-ageing antioxidant, lycopene. It is suitable for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive."

RRP: $19.95 (25ml) / $32.95 (50ml) – Available from Priceline, select pharmacies and health food stores.

What I Say:
What makes Sukin different from other Rosehip Oils is that it is an Australian brand, and the products are free from nasty and harsh chemicals including Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES), synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, mineral oils, EDTA, or parabens. It is simply made from 100% pure and natural certified organic cold-pressed Rosehip Oil!

The Sukin Rosehip Oil contains 80% essential fatty acids, which are to protect cell membranes as well as vitamin E, beta carotene and lycopene claimed to assist in skin renewal and repair.

Sukin is also a 100% certified carbon neutral business aiming to reduce the impact their business on the environment, so all products are also packaged in environmentally friendly, recyclable packaging bio-degradable. All in all, very impressive, isn’t it!

Sukin recommends using 2-3 drops of the Rosehip Oil onto clean damp skin twice daily or when required. However, in spite of moving towards autumn, and my combination skin consequently getting a little drier, I find that the Rosehip Oil is still a little too greasy to during the day, also as I find that it reduces the wear of my foundation.

Consequently I have only been using it at night, on the warm summer nights, I have been using it on its own as a night serum, but now that the weather has gotten a little cooler, and my skin is craving even more moisture, I have been using it under my usual night cream.

And the next morning my skin feels so thoroughly hydrated and is so soft, and it and looks so healthy and glowing. After having used the Sukin Rosehip Oil for over 4 weeks, I feel that my skin is very soft and well hydrated, and my skin tone is more even.

Having combination skin prone to breakouts, I am always worried when I start using concentrated serums, let alone an oil, that it will make my skin break out. But I have not experienced any increase in the amount of breakouts I’ve had while using the Rosehip Oil, and in fact I believe that it has actually helped normalise the oil production in my skin.

Sukin also claims that it can help prevent scars, so I have also been using the rosehip oil on my scars, both some old acne scars and an older surgery scars, however I am yet to notice any improvement, but in saying that, these scars are also quite old.

Sukin also claims that the Rosehip Oil can be used for among others as a manicure to keep cuticles soft and nails stronger, as a lip salve for dry lips, for rough dry areas, including preventing dry Eczema and psoriasis skin from flaking, to prevent pregnancy stretch marks and to tame flyaway hairs.

I have tried to use the a few drops as a nail treatment before bed time, and really does make a difference to the health of the nails.

Used as a lip salve, the tiniest amount did soften my lips, but I found it a little too greasy and not as effective as my normal lip balm.

I also tried to use a few drops on my dry elbows, and after just a few days, these were softer than they had ever been.

And being pregnant, I have used the Rosehip Oil on my tummy, and while it has helped with the itchy feeling, and while I am yet to spot any stretch marks, only time will tell how efficient it is for that. But in saying that, I do have other products specifically aimed at pregnancy stretchmarks and an itchy tummy, and as they come in larger pack sizes and work out cheaper per ml of product, I have been using those on my tummy considering the large amount of product that I use.

And finally, I also tried to use it to tame any flyaway hairs, and I have to say that I was very impressed at how quickly and easily just a few drops smoothed down my hair without making it look greasy.

The Sukin Rosehip Oil comes in a small glass bottle, which has a handy dropper at the end, making it easy to get just the amount you need, as well as it is very hygienic. The oil has a very natural yet subtle fruity scent, which fades quickly as soon as the oil has absorbed into the skin.

The Rosehip Oil is very concentrated, and you only need a few drops for the full face, so the large 50ml bottle will last you a long time, even if you also use if for a few other things as well – although of course, as mentioned above, if you do use it as body oil to prevent stretchmarks, it will be used up more quickly, and consequently more specific body oils may be a better alternative. However, at $32.95 for a large 50ml bottle of such a fantastic multi-purpose oil, I find this an absolute bargain product, that should be a staple in all bathroom cabinets. If haven’t yet tried it, I highly recommend that you do!  
*This product was kindly provided for trial by Spoilt by Pink Diva, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you tried any of the products from Sukin? Do you use Rosehip Oil? Which one is your favourite? Or maybe you use a serum?



  1. I have not tried this particular RHO, but others I've used have been wonderful. I reviewed a Sukin moisturiser on my blog and I found a comment that someone left a comment saying that "Sukin claim their Rose Hip oils are certified organic and there is not certification logo of any kind. Really false marketing" I've not seen the product myself, what are your thoughts, do you think it's in fact certified or is it just another confusing label, which is unfortunately misleading to consumers?? So many brands call their products natural or organic when in fact they are not....

    1. That is very interesting, I have not heard this before about Sukin. But yes, it is true that so many claim their products are natural/organic, yet they are not, I guess you can only trust what they promote in terms of these certifications, and if the company makes false claims, you can only hope that it will come back to bite them in the bum!!

  2. Another lovely detailed review. Hope you start to see longterm benefits when using this product rosehip oil is so gorgeous.

    1. Thanks so much. It really is a great product, and at such a great bargain price too!

  3. What lotions and oils did you use or have you used for stretch marks? Do you recommend any good ones?

    1. I really like the Belly Butter and Belly Oil from Gaia, and also the Stretchmark Control Cream from Clarins - these products got me through a pregnancy without a stretchmark!!! I have reviewed all here on the blog in case you're interested.

  4. Hi!!!
    Out of all the different rose hip products you used, which brand do you recommend most? (For acne scars and smoother skin).

  5. Hi!!!
    Out of all the different rose hip products you used, which brand do you recommend most? (For acne scars and smoother skin).


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